Thai Pepper is said to have a good flavor if you can stand the heat. The 3-4 inch long fruit starts out green and then ripens to a bright red. Compared to the Habanero (215,000 Scovilles) this pepper is at the lower range of peppers coming in at 35,000 to 40,00 Scoville Units.
Thai Pepper plants are strong and well-branched to support the clusters of fruit. These peppers grow upward and can be used as an ornamental plant. Birds seem to be immune to the effects of the capsaicin so they eat the peppers and can spread the seeds.
Most or all hot peppers originate in Mexico, Central and South America. They were dispersed as explorers came west and then returned to Europe and Asia. Being sensitive to the cold, planting should be delayed until the danger of frost is past in the spring. Ideal temperatures are 70 to 80 degrees F during the day, and 60 to 70 degrees F at night. Usually, the plants set satisfactory crops when temperatures are between 65 and 80 degrees F and the soil is well-supplied with moisture. Avoid a soggy, water-logged soil condition when growing peppers.
How To Grow: Plant in full sun.
Spacing: Plant 18″-24″ apart.
Height: Grows 18″ to 24″ tall.
Outstanding Features: These peppers are 5 to 10 times hotter than a jalapeno!
Tips: Water plants thoroughly after transplanting. Avoid planting under conditions that will stunt the plants and lead to poor production, such as cold weather, lack of sufficient soil moisture, or lack of sufficient fertilizer. Water deeply but not too often.